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Technical Architect in Herndon, VA at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 5/31/2019

Job Snapshot

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    Herndon, VA
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Job Description

Eiassen's client is looking for a skilled technical architect to join their team.  You will have the chance to work on the latest technologies, AWS Solutions, and play a part in impacting today's youth.  

Must be US Citizen or Green Card Holder


  • Design, develop, and implement ‘right sized’ and ‘right sourced’ technical solutions in support of business and IT initiatives
  • Coordinate the definition of technology standards. Technical architectures work with SMEs in various technologies to define standards, to ensure technical consistency across environments.
  • Coordinate the creation and maintenance of technology roadmaps incorporating the life cycle of all relevant technology components.
  • Play a key governance role on behalf of the organization. The technical architect plays a key governance role by keeping an eye on technology selection in projects and will raise a flag for further investigation if developers and solution architects attempt to implement variations from standards.
  • Establish and maintain alignment of technical assets across domains (e.g., application, data, security, performance testing, etc.) within the enterprise portfolio
  • Develop and maintain transition roadmaps which meet the enterprise needs as identified during current state architecture analysis and the assessment of gaps and opportunities
  • Facilitate the definition of, and adherence to, policies, technical standards and usage guidelines
  • Maintain an ongoing awareness of emerging technologies and industry trends to inform technical domain strategy and direction


Education/ Experience:

  • BS degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field / equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of experience developing, tuning and implementing large scale, complex system architectures
  • Demonstrated professional competence in the principles and practices of technical architecture as they relate to microservice based architecture
  • Extensive hands on experience architecting, developing and implementing AWS based solutions. including lambda, dynamodb, RDS, step functions, etc.
  • Single page user interface development experience using React or Angularjs
  • Demonstrated experience with development platforms (Java, J2EE, Javascript (node.js), Tomcat, JBoss, WebLogic, Oracle, SQL Server, etc.)Experience with cloud formation template for infrastructure management
  • Experience with AWS CI/CD services
  • Experience/Knowledge with multiple ETL tools .
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and mentoring technical staff in the development and usage of technology architectures and solutions including migration to AWS Cloud
  • Familiarity with technologies and a demonstrated understanding of challenges posed by:
    • Assessing the adequacy of technology controls and security measures
    • Maintaining effective policies and procedures as technology changes
  • Experience in creating technical blue prints that can be leveraged by other IT groups, including the use of Serverless Architecture.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain good customer working relationships and relationships across other IT groups.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with other enterprise domains (application, security, infrastructure data, etc.)
  • Working experience with AWS Glue (nice to have)
  • Experience with integrations and configuration of 3rd party COTS products, including CRM and ERP systems. Experience with Sales Cloud (nice to have)

Related Skills & Other Requirements:

  • Responsible - assume ownership of work domain, all aspects including delivering value via outcomes and continuous improvement
  • Methodical - work is planned with a purpose and approach which validates quality and risk
  • Disciplined - work is managed according to plan; variables are isolated and controlled
  • Innovative – employ creativity to devise effective and efficient strategies
  • Demonstrated critical thinking - including abilities in analysis and problem solving
  • Experienced in “Systems Thinking” – the ability to break problems into manageable pieces, and to see how the pieces interact with one another and can be assembled into an integrated, functioning, “whole” system.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication capabilities
  • Skillful at facilitation and negotiation
  • Effective team player with strong emotional intelligence – self awareness, confidence, ability to manage conflict, and empathy
  • Ability to effectively respond to technical questions and issues – i.e., effective in communicating complex technology concepts to diverse (both technical and non-technical) audiences at all levels in the organization
  • Passion for technology, with an ability to understand and assess new technologies, and their potential applicability to business needs in an efficient, effective manner.